A digital library of nearly one million images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences with a set of tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes.

Flickr - Creative Commons

Pictures that Flickr users have taken that have been published under a Creative Common license. Large hosting site with search feature for creative commons pictures available.

Wikipedia - Wikimedia Commons

Image hosting site for pictures that are used in Wikipedia articles. Most pictures on Wikipedia are licensed freely.

Morgue File

A public image archive for creatives by creatives. Contains high quality digital images, which are searchable by tags and free to the public.


A copyright-friendly image library for teachers and students.

PD Photo

A repository for free public domain photos.


A stock photo sharing website where designers and photographers can meet to share their images.


A search engine that attempts to find free photos from a variety of sources based on keywords.

Open Clip Art Library

An archive of user contributed clip art that can be freely used.



A community music site featuring remixes licensed under Creative Commons where you can listen to, sample, mash-up, or interact with music in whatever way you want.

The Freesound Project

A collaborative database of Creative Commons licensed sounds. Freesound focuses only on sound, not songs.


Free synthetic music, searchable by mood and genre. Requires only an attribution for free use.

Podsafe Music

  • Podsafe Music - "audio for the revolution," uploaded by artists for use in podcasts and other digital projects.


Musicians and sound artists upload their projects here for free public use under Creative Commons share-alike licensing.


A platform to find and share free and paid sound effects and loops legally. It is a collection of original sounds made or recorded by its users, and not songs or sound FX found on commercial libraries or sample CDs.

Partners in Rhyme

Royalty-free music across many genres and sound effects sold for a one-time fee.


Stanford University's YouTube Channel

A public YouTube channel provided by Stanford University. Contains video from lectures, meetings, guest speakers, and more.